The gene gun is an asexual micro-surgical technique, manipulative rather
than collaborative, anachronic rather than evolutionary, with obvious
control-freak mentality implications.
And as I've said before, the concept is no different than that which
produced budding and grafting in fruit trees, a practice which
unfortunately has been swallowed whole and unquestioningly by even the
sustainable - organic agriculture movements, despite the fact that an
adequate research program illuminationg the biochemical - physiologic
results of doing so has NEVER been carried out. (In fact, even those
researchers I know who doubt the validity of the practice in private,
are literally afraid to call such a wide spread practice into question
publically, preferring to wait for someone else to come up with solid
statistics before making a move on their own).
I intend to reair this theme a few times a year, unless the situation
changes (i.e., someone with access to the necessary equipment decides to
look into it further).
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